Komodo National Park

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Reserve by UNESCO in 1986.

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July 2018 - Dec 2020

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Komodo National Park Indonesia was established in 1980 and was declared a World Heritage Site and a Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1986. The park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis). Since then conservation goals have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial. The Komodo National Park encompasses 1,817 square kilometers of spectacular land and marine wilderness, including the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Padar, and Gili Montagne and their surrounding waters. The signature land attraction on your Komodo Dancer LiveAboard cruise will be an encounter with the world’s largest lizard – the flesh eating Komodo Dragon.

Indo Aggressor Komodo
Indo Aggressor Komodo

ITINERARY

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Komodo Dancer offers 7, 10 and 11 night cruises, featuring an enhanced itinerary that allows guests more time diving, more time in the signature area of the Komodo National Park. Following are the different itineraries offered on the Komodo Dancer.

Komodo Itineraries:
– Komodo Deep South (7 nights)
– Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa & Komodo National Park (11 nights)
– Komodo National Park (10 nights)
– Komodo National Park & Alor Archipelago (13 nights)
– Alor Archipelago, East Flores

 

Many of our guests are avid photographers who like nothing more than hunting out weird and wonderful critters on the reef and sand. As part of the expanded Komodo itinerary we have added two locations to the west of the Komodo National Park – Sangeang Indonesia, an island volcano to the north of East Sumbawa and Bima Bay Indonesia, an inlet that meanders down to Bima town on Sumbawa. There are two specific sites in both of these areas that are producing a dazzling array of rare creepy crawlies on a regular basis – “Estuary” on Sangeang and “Fuzzy Bottom” at the entrance to Bima Bay.
Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation:
The Komodo National Park Indonesia is part of the Republic of Indonesia and is located 8 to 9 degrees south of the equator between Java Indonesia on the West and Lombok Indonesia and the rest of the Lesser Sunda Islands Indonesia (Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba and Timor) on the East.

Komodo Dancer

Indo Aggressor Yacht

Once you have claimed your luggage in Labuan Bajo Airport, please look for an agent holding a Komodo Dancer sign or a sign with your name on it. A transfer company has been hired to meet and greet our Komodo Dancer guests who have arranged this transfer in advance.

The Komodo Dancer aims to return to port on the evening prior to disembarkation. Final disembarkation will occur between 8:00 am –1:00 pm at the end of the charter. Guests will be transported to the Labuan Bajo airport for a domestic flight back to Bali.

Taxes & Fees:
Komodo National Park/Port Fee: $150 (paid onboard).
Note: Credit card payments on board the vessel incur 2.5% service charge.

Rupiah (IDR) is the official currency. It is required for all guests to have some local currency as departure taxes and overweight baggage charges MUST be paid in local currency. Each passenger is required to pay an airport tax at check in. Payment can only be made in local currency. The Bali Domestic Airport Tax (DPS) is 40.000 Rupiahs, the Bali International Airport Tax is 200,000 Rupiahs and the Labuan Bajo Airport Tax (LBJ) is 11.000 Rupiahs.

Transfers:
Land Transfers included (3 transfers):

Transfer on date of embarkation from hotel in Bali (Kuta/ Sanur/ Denpasar area) to Denpasar Airport (DPS) for the domestic flight to Labuan Bajo (LBJ)
Transfer from Labuan Bajo Airport (LBJ) to Komodo Dancer
Transfer from Komodo Dancer to Labuan Bajo Airport (LBJ)

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Airlines fly into Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Denpassar Indonesia: Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Air, Eva Airways, and Qatar Airways. An overnight in a Bali hotel is required before boarding a domestic flight to Labuan Bajo where you will meet the Komodo Dancer.

Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:
Reaching the Komodo Dancer will involve a round trip domestic flight from Bali to Komodo Airport near the city of Labuan Bajo (LBJ) on Flores Island in the East Nusa Tenggara province in Indonesia. The Komodo Dancer is scheduled to depart at 1:00 pm. Guests should arrange to take one of the two available morning flights.

Komodo Dancer

Indo Aggressor Yacht

Diving Environment:
Known for colorful coral reefs and abundant marine life
All dives from tender
Water temperatures can vary greatly within the park ranging from a low of 72F (22C) in the south to a high of 84F (29C) in the northern region
5 mm wetsuit with hood and reef hook recommended

Top Dive Sites – Komodo National Park

Tulamben, Bali, East Sumbawa, Komodo National Park
The boat embarks from Benoa Harbour in Bali, sailing North-East towards Tulamben, Bali where guests can dive the famous USS Liberty Wreck, Seraya and Drop Off before sailing East covering Moyo and Satonda Island, Bima Bay, Sangeang Volcano, Banta Island and the whole of Komodo National Park. The boat will disembark in Labuan Bajo, Flores. There will be hiking in Gili Lawa Darat and also the walk on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons. On the way from Satonda Island, thousands of fruit bats can be seen in the evening

Highlights of the itinerary: USS Liberty Wreck, abundance and diverse in soft corals, schooling jacks, oceanic white tip sharks, underwater bubbles from Sangeang Volcano, excellent macro life, octopus, manta rays, eagle rays, occasional Molas in Manta Alley, the Komodo Dragon Walk, fruit bats from Satonda Island.

Komodo Dancer Dive SitesNotable Dive Sites:
USS Liberty Wreck – Tulamben, Bali
Drop Off – Tulamben, Bali
Seraya Bay – Tulamben, Bali
Angel Reef – Moyo Island
Lake Entrance Bay – Satonda Island
Batu Gerandong – Satonda Island
Bima Bay – East Sumbawa
Hot Rocks – Sangeang Volcano
Deep Purple – Sangeang Volcano
Bonto Reef – Sangeang Volcano
K2 – Banta Island
Rollercoaster – Banta Island
Circus – Banta Island
Crystal Rock – Komodo National Park
Castle Rock – Komodo National Park
Batu Bolong – Komodo National Park
Shotgun – Komodo National Park
Cannibal Rock – Komodo National Park
Torpedo Alley – Komodo National Park
Makassar Reef – Komodo National Park
Yellow Wall – Komodo National Park
Manta Alley – Komodo National Park

Komodo Deep South
The boat embarks and disembarks at Labuan Bajo, Flores and the entire cruise is focused on diving South Komodo National Park where we will cover Padar Island, Langkoi, Horseshoe Bay, South West Flores, Mota Island and the Mola Straits (The channel between Rinca Island and Flores). This is only possible in the 1st quarter of the year during the North West Monsoon). Mota Island and Mola Straits are only available in this itinerary only. There will be the walk on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons.

Komodo Deep SouthHighlights of the itinerary: Manta rays and occasional Molas in Langkoi, excellent macro life, schooling fishes such as jacks, bumphead wrasses, excellent soft coral growth, torpedo rays, sea apples in Mota Island, the Dragon Walk.

Notable Dive Sites:
Manta Alley – Langkoi
Rodeo Rock – Horseshoe Bay
Cannibal Rock – Horseshoe Bay
Torpedo Alley – Horseshoe Bay
Pelican Head – Horseshoe Bay
Yellow Wall – Horseshoe Bay
Secret Garden – Padar Island
Three Sisters – Padar Island
W Reef – Padar Island
Lehoksera Point – Langkoi
Kerita Tol – Mota Island
Apple Orchard – Mota Island
Toro Sie – Rinca Island

Komodo National Park
The boat embarks and disembarks in Labuan Bajo. For this itinerary, the whole of Komodo National Park including Banta Island will be covered. Diving activities will primarily be concentrated in Sape Straits (The straits separating Komodo and Rinca Island). Bima Bay and Sangeang Volcano in East Sumbawa will not be covered in this itinerary. There will be hiking in Gili Lawa Darat and also the walk on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons.

Komodo National ParkHighlights of the itinerary: Manta rays in Makassar Reef & Manta Alley, variety of beautiful soft corals, schooling fishes such as Jacks, fusiliers, Eagle Rays, Napoleon and Bumphead wrasses, Oriental Sweet Lips, black tip sharks, nurse sharks, Oceanic White Tip Sharks, Dolphins, good macro life, The Dragon Walk.

Notable Dive Sites:
Sebayor Kecil – Sebayor Island
Tatawa Besar – Tatawa Island
Tatawa Kecil – Tatawa Island
Crystal Rock – Gili Lawa Laut
Castle Rock – Gili Lawa Laut
Lighthouse – Gili Lawa Laut
Shotgun – Gili Lawa Laut
Batu Bolong – Sape Straits
Makassar Reef – Sape Straits
K2 – Banta Island
Circus – Banta Island
Rollercoaster – Banta Island

Secret Garden – Padar Island
Three Sisters – Padar Island
W Reef – Padar Island
Manta Alley – Langkoi
Lehoksera Point – Langkoi
Rodeo Rock – Horseshoe Bay
Cannibal Rock – Horseshoe Bay
Yellow Wall – Horseshoe Bay
Torpedo Alley – Horseshoe Bay
Passage – Gili Lawa Darat
Sabolan Kecil – Sabolan Island
Coral Garden – Batu Moncho

Komodo National Park, East Sumbawa
The boat embarks and disembarks from Labuan Bajo. The boat will sail west towards Bima Bay in East Sumbawa, covering Sangeang Volcano, Banta Island and North Komodo National Park up to Padar Island in Sape Straits. The south side of Komodo National Park including Langkoi and Horseshoe Bay will not be covered in this itinerary. There will be hiking in Gili Lawa Darat and also the walk on Rinca Island to see the Komodo Dragons. There will also be a visit to Bonto Village in Sangeang.

Highlights of the itinerary: Schooling Angel Fish, Octopus, excellent macro life, excellent wall completely covered with soft corals, Stargazers, bubbling reef, Oriental Sweet Lips, turtles, Ghost Pipefish, cuttlefish, Oceanic White Tips and black Tip sharks, eagle rays, manta rays, schooling fusiliers, Napolean wrasse, The Dragon Walk, bubbling reef in Sangeang Volcano, Bonto Village Visit.

Notable Dive Sites:
Sebayor Kecil – Sebayor Island
Tatawa Besar – Tatawa Island
Tatawa Kecil – Tatawa Island
Crystal Rock – Gili Lawa Laut
Castle Rock – Gili Lawa Laut
Lighthouse – Gili Lawa Laut
Shotgun – Gili Lawa Laut
Batu Bolong – Sape Straits
Makassar Reef – Sape Straits
K2 – Banta Island
Circus – Banta Island
Rollercoaster – Banta Island
Secret Garden – Padar Island
Three Sisters – Padar Island
W Reef – Padar Island
Hot Rocks – Sangeang Volcano
Deep Purple – Sangeang Volcano
Mentjeng Wall – Sangeang Volcano
Estuary – Sangeang Volcano
Bima Bay – Bima, East Sumbawa

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